I’m excited to introduce Carly Harmon as our newest Development Coordinator (DC) team member. Carly will partner with Shaheen Goldrick, Ken Johnson and Mark Helmke.
Carly began her tenure on Monday, June 19th but is no stranger to the South Bend community, She most recently assisted patrons with technology and provided great customer service for the St. Joseph County Public Library, Francis Branch.
Carly received her BA in English from Bryn Mawr College in 2020. She enjoys creative writing, playing D&D, reading “awful romance” books (her words, not mine!), and playing video games.
Please join me to welcome Carly to University Relations!
Please help us welcome Arlia Delphonse to Regional Development as a Development Coordinator (DC). Arlia is moving to South Bend from Largo, Florida, having most recently worked as an Administrative Assistant for her family’s business.
Arlia graduated from Notre Dame in 2016 with a major in Japanese and a minor in Gender Studies. During that time, she worked as a Japanese language tutor as well as a writing tutor. She obtained her MS in Library and Information Science from Catholic University in 2020 and has worked as a library assistant at the Largo Public Library as well as a library technician at the National Gallery of Art. Arlia enjoys birdwatching, playing video games, and studying the Japanese language.
Arlia’s tech and organizational skills, in addition to her commitment to the University’s mission, will undoubtedly help advance our team’s work and culture.
Welcome to Development, Arlia!
I would like to welcome our newest regional director, Brandon Williamson, to the SouthBest team. Brandon, a Bethel University grad (BS and MBA), joins us from Flagstar Bank, where he served as a senior mortgage loan officer.
He previously held other banking and insurance roles at First State Bank, Gibbson Insurance, and United Federal Credit Union. Brandon also serves on the boards at Friends of the St. Joseph County Parks, Junior Achievement, and South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Brandon lives locally with his wife, Stephanie, and his 1-year-old son, Huxley. Brandon’s first day will be Monday, June 5. He will be working with families in Arizona.
Please join me in welcoming Brandon to the Notre Dame family!
It is bittersweet to announce that Darius Walker will be leaving the University to take on other amazing opportunities in Los Angeles. His last day will be July 1. We are grateful for Darius’ many contributions to Our Lady’s University and her students.
During his five years as a regional director in the Los Angeles area, Darius raised $25M in production to areas including Mendoza, the Law School, Student Affairs, and DPAC, and over $3M in mission giving. These gifts have impacted hundreds of ND students and the ripple effects will be immeasurable.
Thank you, Darius, for being a great teammate, partner, and representative of Notre Dame.
Please join me in congratulating Darius on all he has accomplished and wishing him well during this next phase of his career!
Please join us in celebrating Stephanie Washington as she transitions to her new role of Associate Director, Learning and Organizational Development.
Stephanie’s contributions to Notre Dame began 5 years ago in her Alumni Association role of Marketing and Communications Coordinator. In 2021, Stephanie joined the fundraising arm of University Relations in the role of Development Coordinator. Since that time, she’s cultivated successful fundraising partnerships with Shaheen Goldrick, Tom Cummings, Ken Johnson, and Mitch Dansky. She has also spearheaded the DC Team’s unique DEIU efforts, serving as a hub for diversity resources, creating a book club, and infusing our interview process with targeted diversity questions. Stephanie concurrently served as a Diversity Catalyst for UR hiring. She will continue to be a leader For Good in our DEIU efforts within UR and across campus. We’re extremely grateful for her impact on our team, as well as on a personal level. Thank you, Stephanie! You will be missed!
In her new role, Stephanie will lead the evergreen and ever-evolving UR onboarding program, co-produce venues of ongoing professional development for all of our colleagues, and contribute towards division-wide strategic projects like the UR Internship Program. She will continue to serve as a key stakeholder in DEIU initiatives. A graduate of Purdue University, Stephanie will bring her wealth of knowledge, relationships, and experience from Regional Development Administration to immediately benefit the expanding team in Learning and Organizational Development. She will transition to her new role on Monday, June 12.
Deena Chamberlain, Lori Tinkey and Bryan Reaume
It is my pleasure to welcome Caitlin Hutchison to the Stewardship & Donor Relations team, reporting to me in her role as Assistant Director, University Stewardship Initiatives. Caitlin’s first day will be Monday, June 5th, and she will serve as the stewardship partner to the Keough School of Global Affairs, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, School of Architecture, University Enterprises and Events, and will manage Suspense Fund reporting for the Stewardship & Donor Relations team.
After completing her B.A. in History at Ferris State University, Caitlin earned an M.A. in Art History from Notre Dame in 2012, becoming a proud member of the Notre Dame family. She went on to complete her Ph.D. studies in Art History at University of Delaware, researching high crosses in early medieval Ireland especially as they relate to secular and sacred landscapes.
Caitlin was awarded the prestigious US-UK Fulbright Scholar Award for 2020-2021, through which she taught as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of York in the United Kingdom. Caitlin also taught as an Instructor of Record at the University of Delaware from 2014-2020, and most recently served as an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Art History at Ball State University for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. While in these positions Caitlin was a lecturer of undergraduate and graduate courses in art history and the humanities, in which she taught about art, architecture, and society from a broad range of historical and contemporary cultures. Caitlin is also an accomplished athlete, and was a member of the Women’s Basketball Team at Ferris State University while completing her undergraduate degree. She brought this passion for athletics to her time at Notre Dame as a Master’s student, where she won co-ed championships in basketball, flag football, and volleyball, and proudly claimed the women’s Bookstore Basketball Championship in 2011.
Caitlin’s past Notre Dame experience, successful academic background, and professional development within various higher education settings will serve both her and the University very well as a stewardship partner to our academic units. Please join me in offering a warm welcome to Caitlin Hutchison as she joins the University Relations family.
I am excited to announce that Betsy Quinn has accepted the position of Senior Director of Advisory Councils and Volunteer Engagement and will begin on June 12, 2023.
Betsy earned her engineering degree from Notre Dame in 1995, and for the past 17 years she has served as the Director of Stewardship and Engagement at St. Piux X Catholic Church in Granger. In this leadership role, she was responsible for organizing and coordinating the $21.7M capital campaign for a new church and expansion of parish facilities.
Betsy has four children including twin girls who graduated from Notre Dame in 2022, and her husband James works in the Investment Office. She is an avid Notre Dame and Chicago Cubs fan. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Betsy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Drew Buscareno
Please join me in congratulating Natalie Sargent as she begins a new role in the Provost’s Office as the Director of Faculty Awards & Recognition, effective June 1.
Enhancing Notre Dame’s pipeline of national recognition and awards for faculty is an area of strategic importance for the University, and Natalie will be working with the provost, the Provost’s Office team and senior leaders across the academy to lead strategy and facilitate collaboration.
During her tenure as Academic Advancement Director, and in collaboration with many of you, over $106M has been raised to date for the Mendoza College of Business including for the Business Honors Program and the Meyer Business on the Frontlines Program.
On behalf of the AAD team, we wish Natalie well and will commence the search for our next Academic Advancement Director for Mendoza as soon as possible. If you or anyone in your network would be interested in this role, please reach out to me at any time.
UR Friends and Colleagues,
I write to share the news that Amy Walter will be leaving her role as Development Coordinator to pursue an opportunity in ND Athletics as the Building Services Coordinator. Her last day will be Friday, May 5th. We are grateful for her many contributions to our DC team and wish her much success as she embarks on this new role.
Please join me in extending best wishes to Amy as she transitions to her new campus position.
All the best,
Angie Dennig and the DC team
It is my pleasure to welcome Claire Brown to the Stewardship & Donor Relations team, reporting directly to me in her role as Program Director, University Stewardship Initiatives. Claire’s first day will be Wednesday, April 26th, and she will serve as the stewardship partner to the College of Arts & Letters, Notre Dame International, as well as leading the Endowed Professorships and Directorships program on behalf of the Stewardship & Donor Relations team.
Already a proud member of the Notre Dame family, Claire received her Notre Dame B.A. in Anthropology, with honors, in 2011. She went on to complete her M.A. and Ph.D. studies in Anthropology at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
As an undergrad, Nanovic Institute study grants instilled in Claire a love for the people, culture, and landscape of Ireland, leading Claire to spend a number of years there following her undergraduate experience. Claire worked from 2020 to 2022 as a postdoctoral research fellow at Teagasc – Ireland’s Agriculture & Food Development Authority, Galway, Ireland. Prior to that, from 2015 to 2018 Claire served as a Program Manager and Affiliated Scholar at Notre Dame’s Kylemore Abbey Global Center. In this role she was responsible for organizing and managing all visiting international academic programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. Claire also designed and led communications campaigns to recruit students and faculty to Center programs. Further, Claire has served as a research assistant at Notre Dame and a graduate student teaching assistant at Binghamton University, and has authored a number of publications and papers as part of her academic research.
Claire’s Notre Dame roots, successful academic background, and experience in higher ed administration will serve both her and the University very well as a stewardship partner to our academic units. Please join me in offering a warm welcome to Claire Brown as she joins the University Relations family.